Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:
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Around 7 p.m. July 24 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Fourth Street for a larceny.
A 67-year-old man said he went in a convenience store and leaned his walking cane against the counter. He went to get something and when he returned the cane was gone.
The officer checked surveillance footage and discovered the man didn’t have a cane with him when he entered the store.
The officer documented loss of the cane in a report so the man could provide it to his medical insurance and receive a replacement.
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About 2 p.m. July 25 an officer responded to the Plains Regional Medical Center emergency room for a rape report.
A man said he returned home from a class to find his 56-year-old mother bleeding and unconscious in her bed.
Ambulance personnel said the woman told them shw was raped and was in an out of consciousness.
The woman had no memory of the incident.
The officer called a detective.
Around 9 a.m. July 26 an officer responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash in the 2000 block of West Seventh Street.
The driver said a vehicle ran a red light and ran him into a ditch.
A witness said there was no other vehicle involved and the man was driving fast and could not make a turn in the road, running into the ditch.
The officer noted the 26-year-old driver smelled of alcohol. The man admitted he had been drinking for two days.
A Breathalyzer test revealed his blood alcohol content was more than .20.
He was arrested for aggravated DWI.
One of his passengers was also arrested for disorderly conduct when he continued cursing after being warned by the officer to stop.
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About 3 p.m. July 26 an officer responded to the Plains Regional Medical Center emergency room for a report of possible child abuse.
Staff told the officer a child was brought in with burns to his feet, legs and buttocks.
The child’s mother said she had the child in the bath and when she turned to get a towel, her daughter turned on the hot water and he was scalded.
She said she pulled him out immediately and took him to the hospital.
The child was sent to a burn unit and social services and detectives were called.
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Around 6 p.m. July 26 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Seventh Street for an arson investigation.
A clerk said an elderly man got angry when she told him she couldn’t cash a check and witnesses saw him go to the side of the building, take some items out of his pocket and set them on fire.
At first the man denied starting a fire, then said he did it was an accident.
The officer learned the man suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The district attorney’s office said they would have him summoned to magistrate court on a charge of arson.